Review – ArtObet: A Magical Adventure From A to Z

Recently I was asked to review ArtObet: A magical adventure of artists from A to Z! This DVD art curriculum is aimed at children ages 3-8, but definitely was a hit with our entire family!

ArtObet is a game that is played with five children and their babysitter one sunny afternoon. This game uses a magic art wand (magnifying glass), magic beads, and magic string. The babysitter takes the magnifying glass and looks at one of the beads telling the children about the artist correlating with the letter on the bead. This brilliantly produced DVD gives a rundown of 26 of the world’s greatest artists. Each letter of the alphabet is assigned an artist and gives some insight into the person and the art they produced. This is a great reinforcement of letter recognition for young learners and because of this unique element, my two youngest were engaged the entire film.

We also really enjoyed the way that ArtObet brings each artist to life in a way that children can understand. Among my children’s favorite illustrations were the horse in the pink tutu, period music played for each artist, and the children acting out some of the history of each artist. Another great feature is the poem that goes along with each artist, making it very easy for the children to memorize the facts associated with each individual artist. The fun part about this DVD for my family were the children involved. Each unique child in the cast brought a certain charm to the screen that my children {ages 3, 5, and 11} really enjoyed.

This DVD is a great way to get your children involved in art, art history, and inspire different types of techniques for their art projects. I even learned about an American artist that I had never heard of before! This is a great DVD and has given my entire family a new inspiration to study art history and take advantage of the fact that we are living in Europe! This is a great addition to our homeschool!

You can visit ArtObet at their WEBSITE or on FACEBOOK.

 

Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of ArtObet in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by the sponsor.